who thinks some ill prepared, county mounties could sedate 50 carnivores before one of them had the opportunity to seek a 2 legged repast needs a reality check.
How many have been to the zoo & been amazed at the size of a mature lion or tiger? You're talking 400 pounds, conservatively. And when they are stalking, they can move very fast.
It's sad the animals went down. Perhaps they can determine why the owner committed suicide just before he turned the animals out.
That may be the first step in prventing a reoccurance. Identify the characteristic or emotional trauma which triggered his action and maybe you can identify the characteristics which should be looked for when someone else seeks to own similar animals.
Wow, 53% would destroy an innocent life. This world is doomed.
The person responsible for the loss of innocent lives was the unstable man who set them free before killing himself. He released
monkeys and carnivores at the same time! He also had horses in an
adjoining field. Lets not forget that his farm was not hundreds of
miles aways from anyone else...he had neighbors. He was having to
feed them with road kill at times and so you don't know how hungry
they were when they were released. After a lifetime of being caged,
in we can only wonder what conditions, to be suddenly released would
be frightening. How many miles do you think they can run while waiting to find enough people trained to use the medicated dart guns?
Then you have to have the ability to track them if the shooter hits
its mark and catch the sleeping animal in time to carefully load it
with a doctor on hand to sedate it as needed. This has to be done with each animal.
So these poor animals run for miles and miles. From county to county
crossing state lines. Schools have to be closed because children can't be walking to school, waiting at bus stops, or playing on playgrounds. At home people have to stay in their homes and when you put your dog out to potty maybe it will make it back...maybe not. How
long would this go on before all of the animals were safely captured?
I was raised on a farm but for 30 years have been a vegetarian. All
of my pets have been adopted from the shelter or a rescue. So I do
really care about animals
Your reaction was my first reaction until I thought about the people and animals in the surrounding area. The sad choice that the Sheriff
made was the right one given the resources and urgency to protect the
people. I understand some of the officers have had trouble sleeping &
some were seen crying on the day it happened. This is a sad story we will remember for a while but a nightmare most of them will deal
with for the rest of their lives. Killing beautiful majestic animals
that should not have been in Ohio to start with.
Our anger and sadness needs to be directed at states that allow private ownership of exotic animals...Ohio is one & N.C. is another. But there are more, and we need to end laws that allow auctions and ownership of exotic animals.
53% chose human life over wild animals.
Those who criticize the officers who killed the animals in Ohio put the lives of animals ahead of the lives of humans. If you are ever threatened by a wild animal, then you would feel differently.